AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Historical Commission’s vote to reject the proposal to move the Alamo Cenotaph outside the battle walls of the Alamo:
“I want to thank the members of the Texas Historical Commission who made a critically important decision today to protect the history of our great state. With this 12 to 2 vote, they have honored the wishes of millions of Texans to keep the Cenotaph inside the Alamo battle walls where blood was shed for liberty and freedom. This vote will ensure that the Alamo renovation plan will remain true to our history and honor the defenders who died there in 1836.
“I am ready to roll up my sleeves, along with the stakeholders, and move forward with our shared commitment that the Alamo renovation will accurately tell the story of the battle — those 13 days of glory — and its impact on our state, our country and the world. Every Texan who cares about protecting our history is grateful for the decision the Texas Historical Commission made today.”